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An update on curriculum redesign

This summer, Geisel's curriculum redesign process reached a milestone: The Medical Education Committee's (MEC) unanimous approval of the proposed four-year curriculum framework. A full faculty vote to endorse details of the approved framework is expected to take place this fall.

Once the framework details are confirmed, course directors will begin the arduous task of designing courses and syllabi. On the heels of that process, the MEC will evaluate the course proposals.

Two initiatives successfully implemented last year, the distribution of iPads to first-year students and to faculty and the introduction of a longitudinal component in the On Doctoring course, are continuing with the class of 2017. Other active-learning techniques, such as reducing lecture time and flipping classrooms, incorporated into several first- and second-year courses, will also remain in place.

In the spirit of keeping the process as transparent as possible, the Curriculum Redesign Leadership Team will continue holding regular public meetings to discuss the redesign model as the process evolves.


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